Today's News

  • Buford soccer seeking to build team chemistry

    Staff Reports

    The 2011 Buford High School soccer team is looking to find the right team chemistry this spring.

    The Jackets, who finished as the region runner-up last season in their final season in Class A with a 7-10 record, will look to blend veteran players with a cast of solid newcomers.

    The BHS veterans are led by senior captains Justin Sims and fullback John Knight.

    Sims and Knight reaped all-region honors last season when Knight also was named winner of the team’s Best Defensive Award.

  • Big Thursday a big boost for college students

    It doesn’t take a great deal of thinking to see these are not the best of times in Lancaster.
    Recently a longtime bypass restaurant closed its doors. Gas prices have soared since last year.
    As they say, we have to take the good with the bad. There has been some recent good that impacts our future.
    Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc., recently presented checks of $16,000 each to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and Clemson University. The money is used for scholarships to deserving Lancaster County youth, who attend these schools.

  • Community has opportunity to honor veterans of all wars

    Editor’s note: Veterans Remembered is the second in a series written in support of the Veterans Monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County in hopes it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support for the Veterans
    Monument Project.
    The response received from Veterans Remembered has been tremendous. A gratitude of thanks to each of you who responded and to the news media for its part in agreeing to follow the project to completion.

  • March Yard of the Month

    When Grace and Clyde Steele moved into their home at 1206 Trailstream Drive nine years ago, the 3-acre lot was filled with trees, leaving little space for sunshine to touch the ground.  That’s the way her daughter, Cindy McDonald, liked it. Cindy previously lived in this home with her husband, Jimmy, and their children. After her family moved to Myrtle Beach, the house stood empty for about six years.  

  • 4-H offers youth chance to raise chickens

    Clemson Extension
    Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth in Chester, Lancaster, York and Union counties.
    For the past several years, 4-H has offered this particular animal project to youth between ages 5 and 19. With the success of recent years, 4-H will again be conducting the project through the local Clemson Extension Office.
    Youth can order 25 chicks to grow out over the summer, and return five of the chickens to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale the first Saturday in November.

  • Leroy Springs student loans available April 1

    Leroy Springs
    Applications for Leroy Springs student loans will be available April 1 for students who are planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university in South Carolina or York Technical College in the fall.
    Loans are primarily based on need and are for tuition, room and board and fees.
    They are available for undergraduate and nursing students, students enrolled in medical or dental school and students attending York Tech.

  • ILHS drama department presents play this weekend

    From Release
    The Indian Land High School Drama Department will hold its annual spring show this weekend.
    This year’s original play, written by ILHS junior Brandon Byron, is “About a Name.”
    Set in a struggling vaudeville theater in New York City during the late 1920s, the play has been described as a “variety show wrapped inside a dramatic performance.”
    The play will be held Friday and Saturday night at 7 in Hammill Hall at Harrison United Methodist Church on Old Lancaster Highway and Providence Road West.

  • Lancaster fifth fastest-growing county


  • City waives fees for Habitat

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster City Council continued its partnership with Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday night by agreeing to help the organization with a project on Penny Street.
    The action came during a meeting in which council also approved proposed changes to the Joint Recreation Commission and a resolution awarding this quarter’s hospitality tax grant.
    Tuesday night’s Habitat for Humanity decision concerned a home at 106 Penny St. donated to the organization by Wells Fargo late last year.

  • House sprayed with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli
    Officers are searching for whoever shot several bullets into a Lancaster house early Wednesday morning.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 200 block of Thomas Lane on March 23 about reports of shots fired inside the home.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, when officers arrived at 5:32 a.m. they found the front door of the home had been forced open.
    The officers found several bullet holes and casings as they searched the home, the report said.